Keweenaw Boulder Garden

Rocks and Plants

Foundational Rocks of the Keweenaw
Established: 2010
Location: southeast of Dillman Hall

The Keweenaw Boulder Garden features glacial boulders, examples of the foundational rock of the Copper Country. This garden is a dream fulfilled for Professor Bill Rose (geology) and you can read his full explanation of the process. The sparse plantings do not distract from the aesthetic placement of each rock and each rock “family.” Heavy leaf mulching is pinned in place with “deer netting” to hold in place the landscape outlines beneath the rocks. This is primarily a foliage garden—leaf and stem color, shape, and texture are the focus—so as not to distract from the rocks.

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